LEADERSHIP

Christie Lee Gibson, General Director

Christie Lee Gibson is a multidimensional performing artist, director and producer. She has worked adminsitratively for film company Ebb Pod Productions, Opera Providence, the USS Saratoga Museum Foundation, the Brown University Music Department, and the Atelier Lyrique of the Opéra National de Paris.  In college she was a founding member of Brown Opera Productions and has held many production positions including production manager, stage manager, costume designer, hair and makeup designer, technical director, master electrician, vocal coach, choreographer, dramaturg, and sound designer.

 

Performing credits include Margaret in The Edge of Peace (Central Square Theater), Mother/Cat in Brundibar & But the Giraffe! (Underground Railway Theater), Jeanne in Jeanne’s Fantasy, Sue in Sunday with Joy, Narrator in La Grenouille à grande bouche (Fort Point Theatre Channel); Hamlet in English and Gertrude in Spanish in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Actress 2 in Enjoy (Apollinaire Theatre Company); Socrate, The Four-Note Opera, The Choose-Your-Own Opera, Der Zwerg, L’Incoronazione di Poppea (OperaHub); The Actress in The Blue Room directed by Paula Plum at the Roberts Studio Theater; Avigail in Shulamis with new English dialogue at Harvard’s Agassiz Theatre; Mrs. Japhett in Noye’s Fludde (Falmouth Chorale); Ensemble/Musician in A Christmas Carol (Hanover Theater), Alto in Seven Veils (LostWax) and several other performances with the FirstWorks Providence festival.

 

Directing credits include Der Vampyr (OperaHub), The Good Person of Setzuan (Fort Point Theatre Channel), and several short plays for the FPTC and the Boston Theatre Marathon.  She has been assistant director for La Grande Duschesse de Gérolstein (Franco-American Vocal Academy) and Hamlet (Shakespeare on the Green). 

 

Ms. Gibson's thematic interests lie in language and its interplay with music and silence, feminisim in all of its guises, the stories of economics, and grand mythology.

 

Adrienne Boris, Artistic Associate

Adrienne Boris is a director, producer, and performance coach for opera and theatre very pleased to be joining OperaHub. She is the former Artistic Administrator of Opera Boston where she spearheaded auditions, casting research, chorus management, and much more. For Opera Boston Underground, Adrienne staged several operas in non-traditional spaces throughout the city, including Kurt Weill’s The Seven Deadly Sins in The Lizard Lounge at Cambridge Common, Bernstein’s Trouble in Tahiti at Cafe 939 at Berklee. Her productions of Mozart’s Bastien and Bastienne and Salieri’s First the Music, Then the Words were staged at Emmanuel Church as part of the 2012 and 2013 First Night Boston celebrations. Adrienne was the 2013 Young Artist Stage Director at Opera North where she created a new production of Adamo’s Little Women. In recent seasons, Adrienne has also directed J. Strauss II’s Die Fledermaus and Puccini’s La Bohème both at the Great Hall at Faneuil Hall with NEMPAC Opera Project, Adamo’s Little Women at Opera del West, and a semi-staged Don Giovanni at MetroWest Opera.

 

Recent theatre directing credits include a staged reading of the 2013 National New Play Network commission, Harbur Gate by Kathleen Cahill at New Repertory Theatre, and Sarah Ruhl’s In the Next Room (or the vibrator play) at Lane-Comley Studio 210 at Boston University. With Exquisite Corps Theatre Company, a theatre collective she co-founded, she directed Edward Albee’s The Play About the Baby at the Boston Center for the Arts, for which she received a nomination for Best Director from Boston Broadway World. With Exquisite Corps, she also directed several short plays and line produced several other plays and events. As a director of theater, Adrienne has also worked with Simple Machine Theatre Company, Boston Playwrights’ Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, Another Country Productions, and others.

 

Adrienne recently earned her MFA in Directing at Boston University School of Theatre and currently serves as the National New Play Network Producer-in-Residence at New Repertory Theatre and as a Part Time Lecturer in Acting at Boston University. B.A. Kenyon College

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